Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic comfort treat, but what if you could take them to the next level? Say hello to Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies – a delightful twist on the traditional favorite.
In this recipe, we’ll show you how to create these mouthwatering cookies that combine the timeless appeal of chocolate chips with an elevated touch that will leave your taste buds craving more.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of high-quality chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet, or a mix)
- 1 cup of chopped nuts (optional, for added texture)
Equipment You’ll Need:
- A hand or stand mixer
- Mixing bowls
- Baking sheets
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mats
- A cookie scoop or spoons
- Wire racks (for cooling)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
- Use a hand or stand mixer to beat the mixture until it’s light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Mix in the pure vanilla extract until it’s fully incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
- Gently fold in the high-quality chocolate chips.
- If you’re using nuts, fold in the chopped nuts at this stage as well.
- Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes. Chilled dough results in thicker cookies.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line your baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Using a cookie scoop or spoons, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
- Serve your Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies warm with a glass of milk, or let them cool completely for a delightful snacking experience.
Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies add a touch of sophistication to your favorite classic treat. Whether you’re indulging in them as an afternoon snack, bringing them to a special gathering, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, these cookies are sure to impress.
Elevate your baking game and create these delectable treats that combine the familiar comfort of chocolate chip cookies with a fancy twist.
Can I use different types of chocolate chips?
Absolutely! You can experiment with dark, semi-sweet, or white chocolate chips, or even use a combination of them for a unique flavor profile.
Can I make these cookies without nuts?
Yes, you can omit the nuts if you prefer nut-free cookies.
How do I store these cookies?
Store your Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage.
Can I add other mix-ins like dried fruit or toffee bits?
Of course! Get creative and personalize your cookies with your favorite mix-ins.
Can I make larger or smaller cookies with this recipe?
Adjust the cookie size by using more or less dough per cookie. Just remember to adjust the baking time accordingly.